Boreham Wood have secured the return of Femi Ilesanmi for 2 more years, the left-back originally featured for the Wood in the 2016/17 campaign, where he started all but three matches under first team manager Luke Garrard.
The attack-minded defender started his career in the academy of AFC Wimbledon, before being snapped up by Queens Park Rangers. He then departed Loftus Road and went on to sign for Dagenham & Redbridge. Ilesanmi featured over 100 times, across a four-year stay at Victoria Road, before departing for League Two side, York City. Ilesanmi went on to make a further 70 appearances for York City, before beginning the first of his spells at Meadow Park.
After a single season with the Wood, Femi joined Dover Athletic after an unsuccessful play off push. However, during Femi’s absence The Wood reached the Vanarama National League play-offs in 2017/18, losing narrowly to Tranmere Rovers in the final at Wembley. The Wood’s growth persuaded Ilesanmi to return to Meadow Park during the summer of 2018, signing a one-year contract with a one-year option which was taken up and leaving him out of a contract at the end of the 2019/2020 season.
Femi has played a huge part in the 2019/2020 season and we believe as a club he will continue to have an impact going forward. Femi is not only a fan’s favourite but also highly respected by his teammates and BW PASE Players that he coaches weekly. Ilesanmi has a wealth of knowledge regarding football and is a great asset to the BW PASE Academy coaching team as well as the first team.
Welcome back to Meadow Park, Femi!
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